Ciara Matthews: Former Hooters Girl Now Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Spokeswoman
From titillating male customers at Hooters to being staunchly anti-abortion and now acting as Governor Walker’s campaign spokesperson–well–there seems no end to the resume twists and turns of Ciara Matthews. Can working at FAUX News be far away for this blonde?
Photo from Jezebel.com
The Capital Times has a great story about this amusing Republican.
People are starting to pay attention to Ciara Matthews, Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign spokeswoman. She’s a hard-core Republican, has worked on high-profile GOP campaigns, and is a strident foe of abortion.
And now the news is spreading through the Internet that she’s a former Hooters girl, along with a picture that displays a side of her you aren’t likely to see during the campaign.
Asked if Walker was aware of the part of her resume that included Hooters when he hired her last year, she says, “I don’t know.”
Matthews is seen as a rising Republican operative. She has served as communications director for the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that works to elect anti-abortion-rights women to office, as communications director for the Nevada Republican Party and also worked for Nevada Right to Life.
The Jezebel.com website that posted her photo questions how Matthews can square her work for an organization that clearly markets sexuality with her longtime war on Planned Parenthood and, well, all those traditional Republican values.
If you are wondering what else this Republican ’star’ has done with her life–would you find it hard to believe–in light of everything else—there is a Sharron Angle connection.
Matthews previously served as deputy communications director for Nevada U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle in 2010, during which Angle snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by blowing a huge lead over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
So why should anyone care about Ciara Matthews? Jezebel.com makes it clear in short fashion.
In a hypocritical turn, Matthews seems totally fine with selling chaste sexiness but not permitting sexuality — she used to be a waitress at Hooters. Now, short of cooking meth or murdering enemies of the mob, doing what you have to do to work your way through college is generally admirable, and Matthews shouldn’t be faulted for donning the shiny suntan nylons and orange short shorts of the Hooters uniform. As they say, if you’ve got it, flaunt it. But profitting from selling a plasticized form of unnatural sexiness designed to arouse men while simultaneously believing that women should be forced to face the “consequences” of actually giving into to their sexual desires is a pretty backward way of thinking. And she should be taken to task for it. So we’ve posted this hilarious picture of her in her Hooters uniform to illustrate the ridiculousness of all of this — Walker, Matthews, their wacky beliefs, and the general asshats who we’ve somehow elevated to positions like Governor of an entire goddamn state. Vote, people! This is what happens when you don’t!